- Preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding supplement
- Helps support optimal health and fetus development
- Helps reducing risks of birth defects
- Helps support nutritional health of both mother and baby
The importance of nutrition in pregnancy cannot be overstated. It maintains maternal energy requirements, provides substrate for the development of new fetal tissues, and builds energy reserves for postpartum lactation. During the year before becoming pregnant, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding Prenatal can help produce a healthy baby and benefit the mother through labor, delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum.
NOURISHING FULFILLMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY
Prenatal is a specially formulated multivitamin that mothers-to-be are advised to take for their own health as well as for the health of their babies. Prenatal makes up for any nutritional deficiencies in the mother’s diet. While the supplement contains numerous vitamins and minerals, its folic acid, iron, and calcium content are especially important.
Folic acid can reduce your risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect of the brain and spinal cord, called the ‘neural tube.’ Folic Acid is a water soluble B-vitamin – which means that it does not remain in the body for very long, so a regular, daily dosage is required. During pregnancy, the body’s requirement for this vitamin increases so Prenatal helps you meet these new nutritional needs. According to studies of pregnant women, taking the B-vitamin folic acid may reduce the risk of neural tube defects by up to 75%. Folic acid supplementation is recomended for all women of childbearing age because the biggest need is during the first trimester, when a woman may not even be aware she is pregnant.
Calcium during pregnancy can prevent a new mother from losing her own bone density, as the foetus uses the mineral for bone growth. Moreover, increasing the calcium supplementation during pregnancy decreases the risk for high blood pressure (preeclampsia) during pregnancy.
Iron is the central component of hemoglobin, the part of the blood that carries oxygen. Iron helps blood cells carry oxygen to you and your developing baby, supporting energy, healthy growth, and strong teeth and bones.
Vitamin A is central to healthy embryonic development, cellular and tissue growth, the healthy development of eyes, hearts, ears, skin and mucous membranes. It also assists in resisting infections and repairing tissue. For preconception, Vitamin A sustains a healthy reproductive cycle. During lactation, Vitamin A helps replace maternal Vitamin A lost during breast feeding.
Zinc supplementation significantly reduces the incidence of low birth-weight babies. In addition, most measurements of labor and fetal health were better in women who took modest zinc
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The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. Information should not be used to diagnose or treat any health problem.